Yes, with the restrictions that single child households and single parents can opt out to focus on family legacy, and felons/ habitual criminals should be barred from participation to prevent criminal activity and risks to military information.
Like the system in Korea where they have mandatory term for service, with the exception of those unfit for service anyway, and place those who cannot do it when they need to into a different civil service sector. With a term of 1 year.
I believe that the service provides a different perspective on life than what a lot of people see and understand. I think it’s important that people experience it so they open their horizons. However, it is not for everyone.
I don't think military service should be mandatory, but public service (firefighting, peace corp, habitat for humanity, army corps of engineers etc.) should be. Not everyone feels inclined to pick up a gun and defend the country, and for all the pacifists to play their part, they should be required to serve in a non-violent way that accommodates their beliefs.
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